2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary, PT 1

By: hurricaneben , 11:55 PM GMT on December 22, 2011

I want to take my time and summarize the events of this past hurricane season. Overall it rounded up as a very busy season activity-wise but impact-wise, it wasn't as destructively widespread as many other seasons with similar activity. Of course we had Hurricane Irene which caused significant damage in NC Outer Banks as a category one and some major flooding in the Northeast US along with 56 total deaths. Tropical Storm Lee also caused decent flooding damage and record rainfall amounts from Louisiana to New York, as well as 25 or so deaths, Hurricane Katia caused significant wind damage in Great Britian as an extratropical storm and let's not forget Don The Bust which caused misery in another way--not enough rain for a drought striken Texas.

Tropical Storm Arlene-Caused moderate flooding damage and 25 deaths but relieved drought in some areas in NE Mexico, as a strong tropical storm.

Tropical Storm Bret-Brushed The Bahamas and peaked as a strong tropical storm, bringing very little to no damage.

Tropical Storm Cindy-Stayed out to sea and peaked as a strong tropical storm. Caused no damage.

Tropical Storm Don-Instead of bringing beneficial rainfall, surprised and dissapointed many Texans by delivering very little rainfall as a weak small tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Emily-Caused minor damage in Haiti as moderate tropical storm and 3 deaths.

Tropical Storm Franklin-Strong tropical storm which never threatened land therefore causing no damage.

Tropical Storm Gert-Brushed past Bermuda as mid range TS with very little damage.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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